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Your Thursday morning catch-up


Almost 3,000 students have been offered some of the limited remaining third-level college places this morning. The CAO made Round 2 offers online at 6am and only 11 medical school places are being offered, all of them at University College Cork. The only veterinary medicine degree, at University College Dublin (UCD), offered entry to just one student.

The North’s power-sharing Executive has been plunged into fresh crisis as the fallout from claims the Provisional IRA still exists intensifies. The Ulster Unionists announced their intent to walk away from Stormont saying “trust in Sinn Féin had been shattered by the revelations”.

As the funeral of Jason Corbett, who died in a violent domestic incident at his home in the US, took place yesterday, it emerged he had planned to make a surprise visit home to Limerick on that very day with his two children to attend the 80th birthday of his father, John Corbett.

A 14-year-old boy died when the farm machinery on which he and his brother were travelling overturned into water in Carlow. According to gardaí, the tractor and trailer rolled into a water-filled ditch during the incident, which happened at approximately 10.30am in a beet field on a farmer’s property a short distance from the village of Ballon.

Ten families in Mayo are searching for a new primary school for their children after the opening of an Educate Together school was delayed by a year. The school in Castlebar was due to open next week, but instead will open in 2016 after a dispute with the Department of Education over its location.

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